ColorFabb Composite Filament Review

Months ago Colorfabb  sent me a sample box of some of their exotic composite filaments to test. These filaments have been the world leader in composite filaments, combining the properties of the wood, metal and carbon, with the printing properties of PLA. Just like Proto Pasta these composite filaments add a new dimension to a […]

Vacuum Drying PLA Pt.2

In a previous blog  I described a possible method to recover PLA that has become unusable due to the moisture it has absorbed from the air. My hypothesis was thus: By putting stale PLA inside a vacuum clothing bag and drawing a vacuum, I could speed up the drying process. When I posted the original article, I […]

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Will your 3D-printer kill you?

Will your 3D-printer kill you? As the 3D printers spread around the world, a fact that some people call the “new industrial revolution”, there are more and more concerns about the dangers surrounding these machines. The most common desktop 3D printers use the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process or Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM, which is […]

Will your 3D printer kill you?

SLS, FDM, SLA, LOM… What 3D printer meets your needs?

3D printers are making their way into homes and businesses around the world. As more people shop for 3D printers, they are presented with a wide range of options. All 3D printers work by laying down a layer of material at a time to build a 3D object. The difference in the machines is in […]

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3D Printer from Hell: MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen

My first 3D printer, a MakerBot Replicator 5th gen, was almost my last one. I finally decided a year ago to take the plunge and buy my first 3D printer. I thought I did all my research as I decided on a commercial brand of 3D printer like MakerBot. I liked the sleek look of […]